The persistent focus on the links between “choice” and abortion—the origins of this relationship and some of its impacts—in no way fully expresses or honors the vision or the agenda of reproductive justice advocates.
In Kenya a 2004 nationwide study showed that about 300,000 abortions are performed each year in the country, causing an estimated 20,000 women and girls to be hospitalized with dangerous complications. More than 40 percent of Kenya’s maternal mortality rate is due to unsafe abortions.
The American Civil Liberties Union, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Women’s Law Center, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and others today released a survey showing that knowledge of Barack Obama’s and Joe Biden’s pro-choice positions tended to increase a voter’s likelihood of supporting the ticket.
When discussing late-term abortion, Barack Obama used talking points we would expect to hear from John McCain: abstinence, adoption, and sacredness of sex.